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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta APRIL 16, 1919 I'AGK T1IIHTKKN HI DAVIDSON, CALGARY, MAKES SAVAGE AHACK ON MR. Uqiwr Cue Now Debat- ed OB Floor of Ike (Social to The' Herald) EDMONTON, April ot.the Boudreau liquor cue wu covered in an exciting tUbtte In the legislature Tuesday afternoon and night, the Iiouse adjourned at 10 p.m. by of the opposition, without a being Veached. Temper's ran high in some instances, the feature of the evening being a violent attack on Baadrttu, the member lor St. Albert, by W. M. government member for Xurth .Calgftvy. The will resumed at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, lu attacking Mr. employed the unquali- fied language, oiling from a statement of former license Inspector. Fred G. 'Kprster tltal Uoudreau was iblc for "slipping" through the legisla- turc last fceason the "Joker" in clie liquor act'-whereby druggists, as In- corporated art permitted to obtain United supplies of Hquor from government. vendors. Mr. Hou- drea'i dented-the statemetit, and afttr a fierce controversy on H point ol.or- iler, acting speaker MartmWoolI, rul- ed that a statement ou the floor of the house by any member Tho speaker did not accomplish this, however, vbefore Mr. Davidson had. ..succeeded in tilling Mr, flatly that he preferred to believe the made .by Mr. Forster un- _ tier oath to. any made by Mr Boudreau ouv. tiie flour of the houke. Mr. Boud- 'reau had previously nfade a long stale- Vneitt in defense of himself declaring the whole affair as a polUic'ftlattack' on himself by the opposition. Divisor, later willed to the attention of-Hie house that, Mr. Boudreau had ;'not seen fit'to deny 11. M. Downey's testimony that, on November last; JJoudreatr had asked Dtmney" lo sell him-liquor and send the cheque the lolloping day, the.point around which the entire Integration retolTes. was opened at the after- noon br A. F. Ewing, opposi- tion, Edmoklon, vho subiiitute resolution for the majority report of the OMMaHtM clMrbK The nbtUtute embodied practically the of tbe min- ority of the which had ruled oft the floor of the houcc. Hon. Mr MacKay'concluded, mak- ing a brilliant legal argument in fav- or of Boodreni'i tnnoctnce. He heW that because, from his point of rfcw, the evidence of various witnesses aprtnst Boudreau was contradictory, lhay were not necwwrily tetUug un truth but only what they believed to be true. It was the duty of courts to reconcile He denounced tbe dispensing of impure and dilu-ted liquors during the influenza epidemic, the before the commit led bin DOW to apologize to drur gluts for blaming them for It. attacked Fonter'K evidence IB the matter of Ibe bringing In of the alcohol ship- ment to Bell's Edmonton warehouse, emphasized the latitude allowed by committee !a questioning wit- and emphatically denied that had been any effort at secrecy in-the commjlUe. Tie dwelt momen- tarily, on the point that Forstcr was a discarded employee, pointed out thai Thompson was not really a cashier taking Jn money but really, an entry clerk and his entry showed that the worth o! liquor for Boudreau was not actually put up and deliverer until N'or. 9th and that Webster's evidence was either the truih or elsf he had manufactured documents am perjured himself. He lauded the ap- jpearmnce of W. J: Webster, the Ed monton tender, and his manner' in j giving testimony and expressed bis "full belief that'Webster had told tbe truth. In conclusion Mr. MacKay I moved, as an amendment to the sab- [stltute report which had been nore i clearing Boudreaa. Mr. Hoadley the adjourned debate until 10 o'cSocV Wednesday morning. O Grand Easter Sale Of the Ladies Aid of St Patrick's Cknrck TO BE HELD IN THE OLD CHURCH, OPPOSITE THE DEPOT On Saturday 19th at 2.30 A WWIewtar, Dreuet, Table of Dolls' Clothes and lart sbotit 60 rears old, rail- mining No ofTlcW Tlsjt to the fJnHed (Michael twrtkjn -if irt prwW. Is We have decided to discontinue; our Boys' Clothing Department, to devote all our lane and store space to our rapidly increasing Women's and Menrs Clothing business and custom tailor- ing. In order to clear the stock quickly we are Sacrificing New Up-to-date Boy s' Suits at Cost Why not get your boy a couple of suits for the spring arid Sale Opens Tomorrrow 1 Any stores who wish to take advantage of our going out of Boys1 Clothing may order ia lots at wholesale cori. FREDTHAELL Two 60S Third Are, S. ;